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Vauxhall Nova MOT Results

69.9% pass rate
from 682 tests in 2017
Number of tests by age
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Vauxhall Nova is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.44% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.15% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.29% fail on Rear lamps (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Battery
    • 1.3% fail on Horn
    • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.0% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.59% fail on Lamp
      • 0.44% fail on Switch
      • 0.15% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 14% fail on Suspension (41% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Prescribed areas (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Component mounting (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.44% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.7% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Front drive shafts (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.6% fail on Rear (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Front
    • 0.59% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.59% fail on Condition
    • 0.59% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.44% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.59% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.59% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.44% fail on Attachment (12 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.15% fail on General condition
    • 0.15% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 8.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.2% fail on Front wheels (58% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.44% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.15% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.8% fail on Components
        • 1.9% fail on Hoses
        • 0.88% fail on Pipes
      • 0.29% fail on Leaks
    • 1.0% fail on Mechanical components (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Cable (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Hub components
      • 0.59% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.29% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.29% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
        • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
    • 0.15% fail on Restricted movement
  • 6.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.5% fail on Emissions
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.44% fail on Hose
      • 0.29% fail on Pipe
      • 0.29% fail on Cap
      • 0.15% fail on System
    • 0.44% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
  • 3.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.8% fail on Prescribed areas (86% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Requirements
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
  • 2.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.3% fail on Body condition
    • 0.73% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.73% fail on Chassis
    • 0.44% fail on Doors
      • 0.44% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.29% fail on Body security
    • 0.29% fail on Seats
      • 0.29% fail on Passengers
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers
    • 0.15% fail on Load security
      • 0.15% fail on Access panel
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (55% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering system (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.44% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.59% fail on Steering control
      • 0.15% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.15% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.15% fail on Steering column
      • 0.15% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.15% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.15% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.59% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.59% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment